November Convocation


In order to safeguard the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) will not be holding a Convocation ceremony in its traditional form this November. For those meeting the eligibility requirements for graduation, all degrees will be conferred on 20 November 2020 in absentia. We will be holding a non-traditional ceremony and it will be recorded and uploaded to various social media and the RMC website within 72 hours.


Diplomas will be mailed out to the mailing address that graduates have entered in My Services. For those who do not provide a mailing address in My Services, your diploma will be retained at RMC for pickup at an appropriate time in the future. RMC will also mail out copies of the Convocation programme along with the diplomas, and will post an electronic version on-line should you wish additional copies.


RMC understands the significance of the convocation ceremonies to our graduates, and their families and friends. Accordingly, those choosing to convocate in November are encouraged to have their degree presented by the Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor at a future in-person convocation. If you choose this option in the future, we ask that you inform Mrs. Naomi Greer-Ballance (Undergraduate Studies) or Ms. Lyette Gaudet (Graduate studies) in time for the convocation of your choosing.


All those who were granted their degree in the June 2020 abbreviated ceremony are invited to participate in the November 2020 virtual ceremony so that we may celebrate your impressive accomplishment. As such, we ask that you send us a good quality photo, in good taste, so that we can add it to the presentation we will be showing. Should you not wish to have your photo displayed, a stock photo (the RMC Crest) will be used instead. Please forward your photo to no later than the 16 October 2020.


The Commandant and Principal regret to have had to make this difficult decision but we all hope you understand the extraordinary measures that need to be taken during this difficult time.


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